We can all smell what Pelican is cooking. What We All Come to Need, the instru-metalists' fourth full-length, finds them on the flesh side of the hide over at Southern Lord's hunting camp, thick as thieves with the label's noted gang of curmudgeons and using their newfound footing to launch ever more considered salvos of metal and post-hyphenate epic slay. Rally your wits: Live, the new material should coalesce, its dark meat forged to the juicy surface stuff in a campfire where the embers meet the heavens. Or hell. San Francisco berserker duo Black Cobra opens. With Disappearer.
Mon., Nov. 30, 8 p.m., 2009